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Dropbox Video Tutorial?
« on: January 04, 2017, 12:19:21 PM »
Anyone know if there's a video walkthrough to using Espionage to store password protect folders in Dropbox. I like the look of the app but find the documentation very vague/confusing -- what should go where, etc, seems less clear than it might be.

That said, it's crazy the Mac doesn't have anything even remotely as promising as this.

Any advice/direction greatly appreciated.

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Re: Dropbox Video Tutorial?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 12:44:01 PM »
A protected folder in Espionage 3 consists from the disk image and the mount point folder. The disk image is the one containing the data, and the mount point folder is the folder in which the disk image will mount when you unlock the folder.

​So what happens when you unlock the folder is: by using the disk image password from Espionage database, we mount the encrypted disk image through the mountpoint folder. To you it looks like you are reading the folder, but in fact you are reading the data from the disk image through the folder.
​Considering the folder info is known only to the espionage instance which did the encryption, you have to "import" this info into the espionage on the other mac.

​Here is how to set it up using dropbox:

- pick a local folder for protection
- add it to Espionage
- wait until it is done with encryption
- (if you have more then one protected folder) once done, click near the folder name onto small i, and check the disk image name under "Disk image" drop down menu, record it somewhere
- then click on copy password, and paste the disk image password in some text file
- lock the folder and quit espionage
- go to Library/com.taoeffect.espionage3/Data folder, move the disk image into some folder in Dropbox
- launch Espionage, again click on small i near the folder name, you will see that it will complain that the disk image is missing, click on the Disk image drop down menu - "Choose", and select the disk image in your dropbox, this should make him happy. Try to unlock, change, lock, just do not rush to fast, allow Dropbox to sync as you do things... if all OK, lock the folder and we are done with this Mac

- now on the other Mac
- create a local folder which will be used as mount point
- launch Espionage and drag the disk image over it, it will ask you for disk image password and will give you a "choose mount point" menu,
- enter the recorded password, and select the folder you created to be used as mount point
- if all fine the folder will be added to Espionage
- now try to unlock it, update it, lock it.
- again make sure the sync from Dropbox is done

- now move to the first mac, unlock the folder and see if the content has the update you did on second mac...

here is one user generated guide too:

I hope this helps
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